The biggest trend over the last 12 months has been the move from earned marketing attention (sometimes called free) to “pay to play”. Another is the impact of social messaging platforms such as Snapchat and Whatsapp that have become “quasi social networks” in their own right.
It’s a social web shift that is driven by a connected generation. If your Mom joins Facebook, then maybe it’s time to play somewhere else. Teenagers don’t want to be dancing with their parents. Right! In fact the the instant services and chat apps now account for 3 of the top 5 global social platforms....
It’s no secret that good learner-centered teaching is meaningful and interesting, requires active participation from learners, uses different methods to incorporate all students’ preferred learning styles and is differentiated at an appropriate level. Vygotsky (1978) stated that learning is achieved by the active construction of knowledge supported by various perspectives within meaningful contexts; making meaning. ...
It’s a question not many consider given how embedded the internet is in their lives. The typical web user has 25 online accounts, ranging from email to social media profiles and bank accounts, according to a 2007 study from Microsoft.
Will you live online forever? What options does the survivor have to manage / remove online social media and email accounts? This article doesn't answer everything, but it brings up a few things to consider.
54% of internet users have posted original photos or videos to websites and 47% share photos or videos they found elsewhere online. Young adults and women lead the way in each of these activities.
I think we alll knew this. The Pew Research Center survey also mentions that they asked what app cell phone users use to post photos and found 9% of cell phone owners use Snapchat and 18% use Instagram. It is also about storytelling. "Maeve Duggan, author of a report on the new findings, writes, 'Pictures document life from a special angle, whether they relate to small moments, personal milestones, or larger news and events. Mobile connectivity has brought these visuals into countless lives in real-time. This all adds up to a new kind of collective digital scrapbook with fresh forms of storytelling and social bonding.'"
Developing a syllabus for Social Media Strategy is extremely challenging. This semester I’m teaching a graduate-level class in Social Media Strategy at Marlboro College in Vermont. The most challenging part of the curriculum development was making editing decisions on what ideas and concepts to teach…and what I had to regretfully leave for another class. The class is a 1-credit class, not a full 4-credit course, and which imposed limitations on the amount of allowed assigned reading and homework.
The first thing I considered was what one *must* read when thinking about strategy. This produced a very, very long list. Ultimately, I developed the reading list based on the desired knowledge outcomes for the students, which included developing a personal learning network, understanding network strategy and other seminal theories, and knowing how to create, implement and measure a nonprofit social media strategy. To that end, I chose readings and books that focus on both the theoretical and practical elements of developing a strategy.
I think most organizations know it is critical to have a social media strategy. Debra Askanase describes her process in preparing a one credit graduate-level class and lists the required books.
Today, around the world more people have mobile phone subscriptions than have access to electricity and safe drinkable water. Today, almost a third of the world's population uses the internet (a 528.1% growth since 2000!
So what are we doing with all the time we spend online, and how do we know all that time is being spent in useful ways?
For many of us, the internet is among the first things we experience after we wake; in fact, 75% of users are online before 9 a.m. Over 75% of people in the US own a laptop, 53% a smart phone, and 31% a tablet. Email is the most common action performed by people on their laptops, while search is the top action for mobile phone and tablet users. 72% of people like to play games on their tablets while 70% use their mobile phones for social media. Where do we use these devices? 72% of people use their mobile phones while traveling, and 64% use them in restaurants and coffee shops. As for tablets, 88% of people use their devices in the living room, 79% in the bedroom.
Find more statistics and data at the infographic or article link.
A lot of content comes across your News Feed. Here's how to curate what you see, and maximize the news that your Facebook friends are sharing.
Mashable sat down with Greg Marra, Facebook's product manager for News Feed, to discuss how users can best curate the content that they see in News Feed. The easiest way to change what you see? Engage with content, says Marra.
"The basic interactions of News Feed are some of the most important signals that we get," he explains. "Unfortunately, those interactions aren't able to capture everything that we want to know, so we also give people additional controls to tell us things we can't figure out just from normal usage of News Feed."Here's what we learned...
A practical guide of preliminary steps for family to take when managing a loved one's online presence.
This online booklet gives the process handling the digital presense of a deceased family member. In some cases, there are procedures or account options for the person to determine what will be done after they have passed on. The whole booklet is in graphics, so be sure to read the front pages to understand the symbols.
Google just updated its terms of service to allow the company to use your real name, face, and comments in ads. Here's how to slam the brakes on it.
In case you missed it, effective 11 November, Google is going to start using your real face and name next to "reviews, advertising and other commercial contexts". Here is an overview of their changes to the TOS for Google accounts. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/changes/
Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online—but when they do seek advice, they go primarily to peers and parents.
Great blogging tips and inspiration...One of the most common obstacles to blogging is the feeling that you haven’t got anything to write about.I’m writing this post because this has been a hurdle I’ve encountered time and time again, even when the solution is so very simple. So deceptively simple you wonder why you had the problem in the first place.So I’m going to share my own tips and techniques I use to help prevent that well of ideas from running dry, and hopefully some of them will be enough to keep you blogging with the full enthusiasm you need to keep the habit going week after week....
via Edutopia Let me begin this post by saying, "I agree." I agree that students should have recess and play outside. I agree that young children need to interact in a face-to-face setting. I... (Teaching Toddlers to Tweet?
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.